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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
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Less Conventional Sports for Kids

Not all kids are into football, basketball and other sports that are considered to be more conventional in American schools. If your child is still looking for the right sport, there are some unconventional activities that still promote physical fitness and healthy competition. Your child may thrive by participating in one of these less mainstream sports. 

Ice Hockey 

There are both boys and girls ice hockey teams that allow children to show their skills on the ice. From passing the puck to blocking and scoring goals, this sport has many thrilling aspects that are exciting to players and spectators. You may have to invest a fair amount of money for skates and equipment, but the payoff could be worth it if your child ends up loving the game. 

Swimming 

Even though some schools offer swim programs, this activity is still considered less conventional than other sports. Once your child develops the proper skills, he or she can enter races and compete against other swimmers in the same age group. If your child’s school doesn’t have a swim program, you can sign him or her up for private swimming lessons at a public pool in the area or with a local swim club.



Archery 

Archery is ideal for children who don’t enjoy rough physical contact and are looking for a sport that requires great mental focus. With the use of a bow and arrow, your child will aim to hit the center of a target during archery tournaments. Even though archery isn’t considered so much of a physical sport, the hand, arm and back muscles still get a good workout. Some schools even have archery programs, but children need to sign up for lessons at a local archery range in most instances. 

These less conventional sports still encourage staying physically healthy and can instill a better sense of self-discipline in children. By finding the right sport, your child can participate athletically while pursuing academic excellence.

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